Ishikawa Prefecture's Kanazawa Castle frosted with ice and snow as Japan's breathtaking winter takes hold.
©Kanazawa City / ©JNTO

December 22nd is your last chance to apply for "Meet Japan" 2011,
our annual hosted buyers' familiarization trip! Don't miss it!


December 2010   

Meet Japan 2011 Deadline Approaching!

Apply by December 22nd for your chance to discover all that
Japan has to offer for your next meeting!

The Japan Convention Bureau, a division of the Japan National Tourism Organization, in cooperation with Japan's International Convention Cities, invites association executives and international meeting planners to come to Japan for a one week period at the end of next February as our guests to participate in our “Meet Japan" Hosted Buyers Program in 2011.

For international convention decision makers who are considering Japan as a site for their events, February 24 - March 3, 2011 are dates to save. To help promote Japan as an international convention destination, JNTO is pleased to offer the continuation of our "Meet Japan" Hosted Buyers Program. If you are planning to hold an international convention in Japan in the near future, seriously investigating the possibility, or currently holding or preparing to hold a convention there, this program is for you. It offers you the opportunity to visit Japan's beautiful major convention cities and learn first-hand about their superb meeting and tourism amenities. During the week-long excursion, you'll discover the warm hospitality and unique charm of each of Japan's diverse convention cities and get all the information you need to make your next meeting in Japan a smashing success.

The sites of Meet Japan 2011 are Chiba, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Hamamatsu, Yokohama, Matsue, and Takamatsu. Participants will have to opportunity to go to a combination of these various sites!

The 2011 program and application information are outlined below.

Event Name: Hosted Buyers Program "Meet Japan 2011"
Date: February 24 - March 3, 2011 (Japan Time)
Participant Qualifications:
1) President, general secretary or a member of
site selection committee of an international organization.
2) An international organization has a Japanese branch or members
who are actively seeking to hold the event in Japan
3) New participants to Meet Japan will be given preference
over previous participants

Includes business-class round-trip air fare to Japan and transportation, accommodation (six nights) and meals during the program.
*Not Included: Airport taxes, meals not specified and items of a personal nature.

Feb.24, Thu. Departure from your country
Feb.25, Fri. Arrival in Japan. You will be transferred to Tokyo.
Feb. 26- Mar. 1, Sat.-Tue. Inspection Tours visiting regional International Convention Cities.
Mar. 2, Wed. Participate in "MEET JAPAN" activities
(Session with cities) and Reception.
Mar. 3, Thu. Departure from Japan

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 (Japan Time)

How to Apply:
If you are interested in this program, please contact one of the following JNTO offices by e-mail, fax or mail and provide us with your profile. Upon receipt of your contact, we will respond to you for further details.

For participants from North America, please contact:
Mr. Gil Cardon, Convention Manager
Japan Convention Bureau, New York Office
11 West 42nd Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10036, USA
Phone. +1-212-757-5641 Fax. +1-212-307-6754

See you in February!

This event is supported by Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

Past Meet Japan participants enjoy a Japanese reception.


Learning about traditional Japanese fashion and aesthetics during Meet Japan.


EDITORIAL NOTE OF REVISION: In the November 2010 Newsletter's news section, flight service between New York JFK and Haneda International Airport (which will begin in February 2011) was mistakenly said to be scheduled to be provided by Delta Air Lines. Please note that flight service between New York JFK and Haneda International Airport will be provided by American Airlines.

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* Disclaimer:
The JNTO Newsletter is published as a complimentary service to our valued partners in the travel and convention sectors. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official view of JNTO. While every sincere effort is made to ensure accuracy, readers should confirm prices and schedule information directly with the relevant organizer. All information is subject to change without notice. Neither JNTO nor any holder of copyright to the information shall be held responsible in any way whatsoever for any loss or misunderstanding, either direct or indirect, that is incurred as a result of utilizing the information.

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Japan Convention Bureau
Japan National Tourism Organization
Tel: 212-757-5641 ext. 25
Fax: 212-307-6754